Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio

Author: 
Lakhous, Amara
ISBN: 
9781933372617
Publisher: 
New York : Europa Edition
Year Published: 
2008
Subject Term(s): 
Culture & Society
Fiction
Mystery

A small, culturally mixed community living in an apartment building in the centre of Rome is thrown into disarray when one of the neighbours is murdered. As each of the victim's neighbours is questioned, the reader is offered an all-access pass into the most colourful neighbourhood in contemporary Rome. Each character recounts his or her story - revealing the dramas of emigration, immigration and the fears and misunderstandings of a life spent on society's margins, abused by mainstream culture's fears, preconceptions and insensitivities.